“As a community dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors with memory loss and the families who love them, we require a unique approach to caring for this detrimental disease,” says Jimmie Fay Griffin, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida. “At Clarity Pointe, we don’t simply focus on the skills and abilities that dementia takes away from a person. Instead, our approach is life-affirming, positive and supportive.”
With the devastating changes that occur during the progression of memory loss, it would be easy for families to despair, spending all their energy on filling in for their loved one where dementia has left frightening gaps. However, this kind of assistance is only one kind of support loved ones with memory loss truly need. In order to continue living a fulfilling life, they need to celebrate the strengths that still remain, enjoy positive moments and continue experiencing dignity despite the disease that tries to take it away.
At Clarity Pointe, we ensure this kind of support through our Heartfelt CONNECTIONS™ program. With a unique philosophy of positive, evidence-based care, this program is at the heart of what we do, helping each resident enjoy fulfilling, life-affirming experiences every day.
What’s in a Name?
The name Heartfelt CONNECTIONS™ is telling in terms of how we create fulfilling lifestyles for residents with memory loss. In order to provide meaningful support for their physical, social and emotional needs, we have to make our care personal. Every part of our team, from the executive director to each member of the staff, has a goal of connecting to each resident on a personal level. We understand that dementia does not erase one’s personality and past. It is our job to discover each resident’s unique history and special qualities. Doing so, we complement our care with personalized connections that bring joy and meaning to our team and residents alike.
Clarity Pointe also has a reputation for hiring the best in senior and dementia care. We ensure each of our team members is not only highly trained in best practices, but also has a heart for working with seniors and their families. The support we provide is genuine. It’s easy to see that the passion our team members have for their roles truly comes from the heart.
Changing the Game: Focusing on What Remains
Before residents make the move to a memory care assisted living community like Clarity Pointe Tallahassee, many have experienced care techniques that only accentuate their limitations from the disease. Family caregivers have reached the extent of their abilities to provide support, and desire a higher quality of living for their loved ones and themselves.
What they experience at Clarity Pointe is a true game-changer for both families and loved ones. Our Heartfelt CONNECTIONS program not only cares for physical needs, but builds upon the cognitive abilities of each resident. We assess cognitive skills through our Quality of Life assessment tool and use the results to design engaging daily activities that create meaning for each resident. This also allows us to tailor caregiving and provide a focused, personalized activities program. Activities are designed to promote cognitive health in order to slow the rate of the progression of memory loss. Rather than merely surviving with dementia, our approach enables seniors to enjoy living with the engagement and dignity they deserve – and families can enjoy being families again!
Predictable, Familiar Support with LifeBio™ Tools
Knowing our residents personally is at the core of our Heartfelt CONNECTIONS program. We understand who our residents are now, but more importantly, we learn about their lives before dementia and memory loss brought them to our doors.
We use specialized industry-leading LifeBio™ reminiscent tools to capture each resident’s life story. With this detailed, personal information at our fingertips and in our hearts, we are able to really connect with our residents. Together, we can reminisce, talk and form lasting friendships built on a shared history.
More importantly, this information enables us to develop truly personalized care plans that resonate with residents. We can create programs that incorporate their favorite hobbies, pastimes and activities. We can develop menus that feature their favorite foods. We can focus entirely on each individual, making his or her life as meaningful, fulfilling and joyful as possible.
Building Fulfilling Lives, One Connection at a Time
Through our Heartfelt CONNECTIONS program, we create balance in our residents’ lives by implementing daily programs and activities the blend their personal care, desire for work, and social and leisure pursuits. We believe these three components are vital to experiencing a fulfilling, dignified and purposeful life. Weaving activities based on personal needs, work and leisure into each resident’s daily life, we enable each person to feel productive and accomplished. Memory loss often creates feelings of embarrassment or worthlessness. Our goal is to eliminate those negative feelings and help our residents experience fulfilling, rewarding lives.
A Clear Difference for Those with Memory Loss
“Clarity Pointe’s Heartfelt CONNECTIONS program enhances the lives of those with memory loss,” says Griffin. “Loved ones experience dignity and meaning, and families can release their daily caregiving responsibilities and focus on providing a different kind of support – showering their loved one with the familial care and encouragement they need to feel loved. Heartfelt CONNECTIONS clearly makes a difference in everyone’s lives.”
If you would like to learn more about Clarity Pointe and the unique services we provide, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Clarity Pointe™ … Our Difference is Clear
Clarity Pointe™’s Specialized Memory Care “Living” Neighborhoods are truly changing lives for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – and for those who love them. At Clarity Pointe, our mission is to ensure our residents lead connected and rewarding lives.
Opening in January 2018, Clarity Pointe Tallahassee is unlike other providers that offer a secure memory care wing in a skilled nursing or assisted living center. Clarity Pointe Tallahassee will offer four free-standing, purpose-built memory care communities that are solely and entirely dedicated to memory care assisted living. Our communities blend luxurious surroundings with specialized care that is individualized to each resident and delivered by a compassionate, expert team of professionals.
We stay current on the latest trends and advancements in Alzheimer’s care and implement them into our residents’ care plans. Always moving forward, we combine the latest in evidence-based programming with luxurious, residential living and compassionate respectful care.
For each of our residents, we offer a life that is engaging, fulfilling, inspiring and meaningful.